Bruce Cleveland on the Traction Gap

January 30, 2017

PUBLISHED BY Products That Count

Before “crossing The Chasm’, startups must first successfully “traverse the Traction Gap”. The Traction Gap is a period in a startup’s lifecycle that begins just after it releases its first product and starts its first go to market activities, and ends once it has demonstrated market validation with a positive growth trajectory.

First investor in Marketo, founding executive at Siebel, and early product leader at Oracle Bruce Cleveland discusses the Traction Gap framework, key Traction Gap metrics, and tactics startups can use to successfully navigate this key phase in a company’s lifecycle.

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